Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 01:54 UTC
General Development Walter Bright talks about D and his desire to improve on systems programming languages. Many successful concepts from other languages like JavaScript, PERL, Ruby, Lisp, Ada, Erlang, Python, etc., have had a significant influence on D, he says. He adds: "D 1.0 was pretty straightforward stuff, being features that were adapted from well-trod experience in other languages. D 2.0 has ventured into unexplored territory that doesn't have a track record in other languages. Since these capabilities are unproven, they generate some healthy skepticism. Only time will tell."
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RE: I've been watching D
by YEPHENAS on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 05:19 UTC in reply to "I've been watching D"
YEPHENAS
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2008-07-14

Taken from the article: "D will be the first choice of languages for systems and applications work that require high performance along with high programmer productivity."

There is already such a language: it's called Eiffel.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_(programming_language)

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RE[2]: I've been watching D
by renox on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 07:38 in reply to "RE: I've been watching D"
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2005-07-06

Is Eiffel really used as a system language?
I doubt it.

As an application development language, sure.

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RE[3]: I've been watching D
by YEPHENAS on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 08:03 in reply to "RE[2]: I've been watching D"
YEPHENAS Member since:
2008-07-14

Is Eiffel really used as a system language?
I doubt it.

As an application development language, sure.

Ok, not system, but it produces very fast native code as a clearly designed object oriented language and has Design by Contract features.

Edited 2008-07-22 08:05 UTC

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